The Space Merchants

TitleThe Space Merchants
Year for Search1952
AuthorsPohl, Frederik [George] [Jr.](1919-2013), and Kornbluth, C[yril] M[ichael](1923-58)
Tertiary AuthorsKornbluth, C. M.
Date Published1952/1953
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Advertising, overpopulation and corporate dystopia. See also 1984 Pohl.

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: William Heinemann, 1955. U. S. ed. rpt. in American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956. Ed. Gary K. Wolfe (New York: The Library of America, 2012), 1-155 with “Biographical Notes” (777-79) “Notes on the text” (783-86) and “Notes” (789-99); and in Venus, Inc. (New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1985), 1-158. [21st Century ed.]. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011, with “Preface The Story of the Space Merchants” (v-xii). A different version, was published as “Gravy Planet.” Galaxy Science Fiction (New York) 4.3 - 5 (June - August 1952): 4-61, 108-59, 104-59. This version has some wording differences, mostly minor, throughout the text and three concluding chapters not found in the book. These three chapters are rpt. in the Library of American edition (791-99). 

Holding Institutions

DLC, PSt

Author Note

Pohl (1919-2013) Kornbluth (1923-58).

Full Text

1952 Pohl, [Jr.], Frederik [George] (1919-2013) and C[yril] M[ichael] Kornbluth (1923-58). The Space Merchants. New York: Ballantine Books, 1953. U. K. ed. London: William Heinemann, 1955. U. S. ed. rpt. in American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956. Ed. Gary K. Wolfe (New York: The Library of America, 2012), 1-155 with “Biographical Notes” (777-79) “Notes on the text” (783-86) and “Notes” (789-99); and in Venus, Inc. (New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1985), 1-158. [21st Century ed.]. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011, with “Preface The Story of the Space Merchants” (v-xii). A different version, was published as “Gravy Planet.” Galaxy Science Fiction (New York) 4.3 - 5 (June - August 1952): 4-61, 108-59, 104-59. This version has some wording differences, mostly minor, throughout the text and three concluding chapters not found in the book. These three chapters are rpt. in the Library of American edition (791-99). DLC, PSt

Advertising, overpopulation, and corporate dystopia. See also 1984 Pohl.